Monday, December 13, 2010

The (handmade) stockings are hung...

Today we did our Christmas decorating! We put up lots of handmade goodies from Christmases past that I'll be posting here in the coming days, but for tonight, I thought I'd share our home-made stockings. Most of the childhood Christmas decorations that I treasure were made by my mom, with one exception: here's the stocking that my dad latch-hooked for me when I was little:

latch-hook stocking by Howard Moore, circa 1981

Sassy obviously has a stocking, too. I sewed this up for his first Christmas, back in 2004:

because Sassy is always a perfect angel

I went with the Eames small dot fabric for Steven, of course:

Small Dot Green is a quintessentially "Eames" decorator fabric from a golden age in industrial design. The Small Dot design originated as the Eames's entry into a textile competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. Four designs were submitted - the other three being Dot, Crosspatch and Circles - but only Crosspatch went into production at the time. The remaining three designs - Small Dot included - were recently reproduced from archived drawings with the assistance of Lucia Eames, daughter of Charles and Ray. (via

What do you hope that Santa will leave in your stocking this year?


  1. I love your latch hooked stocking Shelly! So wonderful!

  2. I love handmade stockings. I made our family crochet stockings and the pets I made using theirs with is such fun cause I made mine hang to the floor so it holds more LOL